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U.S. soccer schedule likely to include friendly at StubHub Center

U.S. soccer schedule likely to include friendly at StubHub Center
Members of a Chivas USA fan section cheer on the field at StubHub Center before a game in October against the San Jose Earthquakes. (Stephen Dunn / Getty Images)

The U.S. men’s soccer team will play at least seven games in the first half of 2015 in preparation for next summer’s Gold Cup tournament, including a Feb. 8 friendly with Panama that will probably be played at StubHub Center.

Among the others are a home game with Mexico on April 15 at a location still to be determined. One possible site for that one is the Alamodome in San Antonio, according to Goal USA. That exhibition, along with the year-opening game with Chile (Jan. 28) and the home date with Panama, will be played outside a FIFA-sanctioned competition window, meaning clubs are not obliged to release players to take part.

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The other four matches will all be played in Europe on FIFA competition dates. Those games are March 25 in Denmark, March 31 in Switzerland, June 5 at the Netherlands and June 10 in Germany against the reigning World Cup champions.

Three other games are being discussed for early summer with a post-Gold Cup friendly likely for the FIFA window in September. The Gold Cup is set to be played July 7-26.

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